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Mary Jo and Walter Uphoff Collected Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Uphoff, Mary Jo and Walter

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of correspondence (1934-1991), especially regarding peace research and education. It includes Mary Jo Uphoff's involvement with Youth Committee Against War (of the Keep America Out of War Congress), documents from Walter Uphoff's part in founding of the Peace Research Organization Fund (PROF), 1963-1966, the Wisconsin Committee Against Peacetime Conscription (1944-1945), and involvement with peace movements in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Colorado. It also includes information about labor and student dissent to the Vietnam War. Correspondents include Brigadier-General Michael Harbottle, and their son, Norman Thomas Uphoff.

Dates

  • Creation: 1934-1991

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

None.

Conditions Governing Use

None.

Biographical

Mary Jo Uphoff was involved with Youth Committee Against War (of the Keep America Out of War Congress). Walter Uphoff was born February 28, 1913, in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin and studied at the University of Wisconsin (B.S., 1934; Ph.D., 1935). He married Mary Jo Weiler in 1938 and joined the faculty of the University of Minnesota in 1951. He was a labor historian and author of Kohler On Strike. Walter and Mary Jo Uphoff moved to Colorado in 1961. After retirement in 1976, they pursued their interest in psychical research. Walter Uphoff died in 1998.

Extent

1.25 linear ft. (15 linear inches.)

Abstract

Mary Jo Uphoff was involved with Youth Committee Against War (of the Keep America Out of War Congress). Walter Uphoff was a labor historian and author of Kohler On Strike.

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Custodial History

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for these papers/records.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mary Uphoff, 2003-2004 (acc. 00A-043, 04A-030).

Related Materials

Most of the Uphoff papers are located in the University of Colorado at Boulder and the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Separated Materials

Reel-to Reel Tapes removed to Audiovisual Collection:

  1. 01/ National Labor Leadership Assembly for Peace, University of Chicago (Illinois), November 11-12, 1967: Senator Eugene McCarthy speaking
  2. 02/ National Labor Leadership Assembly for Peace, University of Chicago (Illinois), November 11-12, 1967: Senator Eugene McCarthy speaking (continued); Victor Reuther speaking
  3. 03/ World Peace Broadcasting Foundation (Des Moines, IA): Fred Warner Neal, William Plymat and Chester Bowles, n.d.
  4. 04/ Bob Pickus speaking on "Turn Toward Peace," 1962 (April 5)
  5. 05/ PAF: John Swomley speaking, undated
  6. 06/ Friends Committee on National Legislation: Peace Day, May 1961

Phonodisc / Record (45 RPM) removed to Audiovisual Collection:

  1. "The Nuclear Beauty Parlor" (Side A); "Re Styles and the Final Rinse" (Side A); "Awake" (Side B)

Legal Status

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Swarthmore College Peace Collection staff; checklist created by Anne M. Yoder, Archivist, March 2004; updated May 2007.

Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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